Salad Shirazi – Persian Cucumber Tomato Salad

Salad Shirazi is a light and easy Persian salad that is a delicious alternative to the usual side dishes. It's refreshing, healthy and easy.

Salad Shirazi is a light and easy Persian salad that is a delicious alternative to the usual side dishes. It’s refreshing, healthy and easy.

Salad Shirazi is a light and easy Persian salad that is a delicious alternative to the usual side dishes. It's refreshing, healthy and easy.

Update: This post was first published on Dec 5, 2015. I’ve updated the photo and added a video. Enjoy!  

Another Persian deliciousness for you, here is Salad Shirazi!

Aren’t Persian recipes one of the best days? They take me back to my sweet memories and  all the good days back in Iran. Everything I make and post on Persian Saturdays are my maman’s recipes and are made in exact same way that she does because to me traditional food is the food that is served in your family.

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Salad Shirazi is easy and refreshing. It's a great side dish for any meal!

Look at this bowl of prettiness! All good veggies cut into cute pieces and sit together beautifully in a bowl. Salad Shirazi or Persian cucumber tomato salad is a family favorite that is served with almost every rice dish! ُShiraz is the name of a city in Iran, with such wonderful people and outstanding places to see. Oh I do miss Shiraz a lot! See here for more about this gorgeous city!

Salad Shirazi is a light and easy Persian salad that is a delicious alternative to the usual side dishes. It's refreshing, healthy and easy.

Tomatoes, cucumbers and red onions are all you need to make this tasty, healthy salad. We usually toss it with some lemon juice, salt, pepper and sometimes some dried mint on top which is optional. People from Shiraz tend to chop the veggies really small and then mix it with the vinaigrette and let it chill for some time so all the flavors blend.

Salad Shirazi is a light and easy Persian salad that is a delicious alternative to the usual side dishes. It's refreshing, healthy and easy.

This Persian cucumber tomato salad can be served as a side to many dishes. We usually have it with dishes like Persian Celery Stew or Persian Split Chickpea Stew, both served with Persian Style rice. I am quite sure it will be awesome even in tacos and wraps!

Salad Shirazi is a light and easy Persian salad that is a delicious alternative to the usual side dishes. It's refreshing, healthy and easy.

We even make this salad for a crowd at our parties and honestly the more the quantity, the more delicious this Salad Shirazi is going to be!

Salad Shirazi is a light and easy Persian salad that is a delicious alternative to the usual side dishes. It's refreshing, healthy and easy. Salad Shirazi is a light and easy Persian salad that is a delicious alternative to the usual side dishes. It's refreshing, healthy and easy.

Happy Persian Saturday!

Salad Shirazi is easy and refreshing. It's a great side dish for any meal!
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Salad Shirazi - Persian Cucumber-Tomato Salad

This Salad Shirazi is a great side dish for rice dishes, tacos and wraps!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 -3
Author Shadi HasanzadeNemati

Ingredients

  • 3 small seedless cucumbers
  • 1 small red onion
  • 2 firm round tomatoes
  • 4 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cut the cucumbers, onion and tomatoes into very small pieces.
  2. Mix them in a bowl and drizzle lemon juice. Add salt and pepper and mix.
  3. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes-1 hour and then serve.

Recipe Notes

You can add some dried mint (Optional)
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27 thoughts on “Salad Shirazi – Persian Cucumber Tomato Salad

    1. Just got the new camera Matin janam :D And loads of practice :D Great article btw! <3 :)
  1. I have been looking for a side dish like this! My husband and I love making zaater with cheese but always crave a fresh side to go with it. This would be perfect. Thank you for sharing!
  2. My dad and I always go to a certain Mediterranean food restaurant in San Diego, and they have amazing shirazi salad!! I've never made it myself, but now I must - it looks so easy and so delicious!
    1. It's great to know that you have actually tried it! you see how wasy it is1 Hope you enjoy it! <3 :)
    1. Thank you Amanda! We also have this salad with every dish, I really like the kick that red onion gives!
  3. Looks like that's the original form of the "Deli Health Salad" I grew up with here in New York City. I love having a big covered bowl of it in the fridge all summer... (Though that never has mint - I have to try that, it sounds wonderful! Even more refreshing!)
    1. So true Anne! Dried mint makes it so refreshing! :) <3 It's just such a good side dish!

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